Once a month International Women Space invites to you to get together, watch films about and/or by women and discuss them afterwards…
In the Time of the Butterflies
This film is about three sisters; Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa Mirabal, who were murdered on the 25th November 1960 on the orders of the President of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo Molina (El Jefe). They were leading figures in a movement to bring democracy to the country. In memory of the Mirabal sisters, the UN designated the 25th November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in 1999.
Zenzile Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 9 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer and civil rights activist who a campaigned against the South African system of apartheid.